SMACKDOWN RECAP: Wyatt Family debuts in the ring
by Brian Leeman
Show kicks off with Randy Orton in the ring. Orton is quickly interrupted from Damien Sandow. Sandow talks himself up before having his match with Orton.
Randy Orton vs Damien Sandow
Sandow manages to take control of Orton early in the match but Orton comes back with strong clotheslines in the corner. Suplex from Orton. Sandow lays into a beatdown on Orton but Randy manages to fight back and toss Sandow out of the ring. Ten punch from Orton in the corner. Sandow takes control again and rakes Orton’s face against his boot. Elbow of disdain from Sandow. Trading punches from both men. Cody Rhodes makes his way down to the ring and as Sandow is distracted, Orton his the RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
Cody takes the briefcase and walks off.
CM Punk cuts a very interesting promo on Brock Lesnar. Punk gets interrupted by Fandango, who takes a GTS from Punk.
Mark Henry & The Usos vs Wade Barrett & The Prime Time Players
Good amount of tags in this one but a short match as Henry gets the win with a World’s Strongest Slam on Titus O’Neil. Bad guys ganged up on one of the Usos before the hot tag to Henry for the win.
Winners: Usos & Henry
RVD vs Alberto Del Rio
This one barely got started. Lots of heel tactics and stalling from Del Rio. RVD goes at Del Rio in the corner and the ref pulls him off. This allows Del Rio to hit a superkick on RVD and get the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Sandow is backstage trying to find his briefcase.
AJ and Big E in the ring and AJ is talking about how fine she is without Dolph and that she’s not crazy. Dolph comes out. AJ has a bunch of Dolph’s stuff and Dolph calls her replaceable. AJ cuts up Ziggler’s driver’s license. AJ cuts up his passport but Ziggler has a good retort for everything she does. She starts ripping up his money. AJ gets out of the ring and Kaitlyn comes out and spears AJ. Ziggler with a fame-asser to Big E.
Wyatt Family vs Tons of Funk
Typical squash match here. Harper and Rowan destroy Tons of Funk while Bray Wyatt watches on with a smile. Big lariat from Harper, followed by a splash from Rowan. After the match, Bray cuts another promo on Kane.
Winner: The Wyatt Family
Christian vs Jack Swagger
Christian and Swagger go back and forth with Christian eventually getting the upperhand. Vintage uppercut from Christian. Swagger goes for the Doctor Bomb but Christian reverses it, which Swagger reverses and Christian turns into a reverse DDT. Big takedown from Swagger for two. Swagger has the ankle lock in. Swagger goes shoulder first into the ring post and gets hit with the Killswitch.
Sandow is in the ring and angry about Cody having his case. Cody is down by the gulf and Sandow heads out there. Rhodes throws the briefcase into the water and Sandow dives in after it, after claiming he can’t swim. Sandow ascends from the water without the briefcase as the show ends.